Victoria Purver


Victoria Purver
Ophilia
printed silk stretched over wood
100 x 100 x 2 cm

Persiffa printed silk stretched over wood
100 x 100 x 2 cm

www.victoriapurver.com

Victoria Purver
Artist Statement

Victoria Purver is a Welsh textile designer and artist. She designs vibrant and individualistic digital prints derived from her original paintings, which are inspired by the exuberance and vitality of nature observed by Still Life’. Her work has been used internationally in fashion, interior and publishing and in trend prediction by forecasters such as Nelly Rodi, Paris.

Victoria has exhibited her work Paris regularly since graduating with a Masters from Bath Spa University. Previously to this she worked as a designer in Scandinavia and felt that the culture and art in Denmark inspired her painting. Her style can be likened to the work of painters such as Raoul Dufy, who’s lively yet ‘moody’ work defined the art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s, a period which Victoria sights as inspiration.
Victoria’s need to paint comes from a passion to capture and immortalise something as transient and fragile as a flower or bud that’s appearance is ever changing and passing. It is a fascination with all things ephemeral in a world that is becoming controlled and pre-occupied by all things Urban and concrete. The work is a testimony to Mother Nature who is eternally reinventing herself and coming back with new disguises which can be likened to the world of fashion.